Photos of the Kaiserreich

So, there was a recent polite and constructive discussion about the russian empire on Kaiserreich, and so I wondered about how would things look like if the restore empire went full Alexander III, and I'm choosing Alexander III as a example of a era for the empire as he was not a conservative like Nicholas II, he was the reactionary as he is the figure of the pogroms (Nicky II ended the pogroms). I had this campaign being as autocratic and reactionary as possible, and here are some images of it.

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Vladimir Purishkevich (1870-1938) was the first prime minister of the newly restored Russian empire, known for being the figure that would execute the orders of Tsar Kyril and as the leader of the autocratic party on the government, he expanded the worker's rights on russia, led a program of industrialization, continued Stolypin's era land reform, but on another hand reinstated the anti semite legislation from the old empire era, allowed the okhrana to instate political officers in the army and supressed liberal moviments in general, while putting conservative moviments into line. Some compared his black hundreds to Codreanu greenshirts, and all his actions happened under the eyes of the Tsar and under approval by the majority of the russian public and political scene.

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Okhrana (the guard) political comissars. While the russian empire faced few retreats during the reclamation war, some remarked that "it took more courage to retreat than to advance" due their watchfull eyes.

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Russian imperial tanks advancing on the operation Brusilov, 1941, from the baltic sea to Ukraine, 2200 000 soldiers and 800 light and 200 heavy tanks advanced on all fronts at once, being the largest offensive in history. The Russian army was received as liberators by the locals in eastern Ukraine and Belarus, western ukraine was divided, but after the reinstation of the russification policies the anti unification ukrainians became a slightly majority. The baltics rejected the russian annexation, and remained a hotspot until the russification policies were mitigated on the 1990s.

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Postcard of Tsar Vladimir III Romanov. Crowned in 1938, he replaced the late Vladimir Purishkevich with the popular general Anton Denikin who kept most of the anti semite policies of his sucessor, but scaled down the political repression slightly to concentrate the russian efforts on the military. By the 1960s, with most of the tsarist old guard dead he allowed minor democratisation but kept the autocracy until his death in 1994. By 2000 when our scenario ends, Russia is still a paternal autocracy, a right wing version of China if you will, but CCP China allows a level of ethnic autonomy that is not present outside the baltics and Moldova in Russia (However, in moldova it's kept since Romania is a allied monarchy).

"His Imperial Majesty, if you seek peace, if you seek the best for the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe, if you seek to allow your people to be really free, come here to this border. Mr. Vladimir, allow political reform. Mr. Vladimir, allow the 19th century to end! "
US President Ronald Reagan on a speech in Hannover, on the German Kingdom, 1987. There was a initial belief that with the collapse of the internationale, the russian bloc would also collapse, but their conservative structure survived on.
 
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Native American rebels watch for Union raiders

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Native rebels celebrate a successful ambush against Pacific patrols

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An American APC watches over Native Navajo and white settlers as they leave the reservation after the Indian Integration Act passed

 
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Victor Atiyeh, president of the United States of America (81-89, died in office), though by then it was known almost exclusively as the Pacific States of America, with a border on the Rockies. Known for protectionism that safeguarded the PSA's lumber industry from the Kingdom of Canada and other rivals in the pacific. Atiyeh had a rough foreign policy, nearly coming to conflict with the Commonwealth of America numerous times due to Consul Spencer's bellicose aggression. This led to the PSA joining the Reichspakt, hoping to deture Commonwealth agression. The president had hoped to join the Entente, but the attempt to do so failed in the House of Representatives, citing the fact that the Entente required many trade agreements that would undermine Pacifician industry.
 

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Native American rebels watch for Union raiders

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Native rebels celebrate a successful ambush against Pacific patrols

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An American APC watches over Native Navajo and white settlers as they leave the reservation after the Indian Integration Act passed

Who won the 2ACW in this setting?
 
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A Rocky Mountain Ceasefire between the PSA and AUS until the 70s when the AUS broke the peace, took the PSA and united America under a slightly more racist AFP under George Wallace. The various large reservations like the Navajo had used the War to achieve a lot of autonomy in the PSA (the ones in the rest of the country were broken up by the AUS during the War), the IIA ended the Reservation system and dispersed the natives across America to destroy their cultural identity and "Americanize" them.
 
I would argue Vonsiatsky in IRL wasn't really anti-Semitic, heck when Vonsiatsky was leading the All-Russian Fascist Organization he had split from Rodzaevsky's RFP due to disagreements over Anti-semitism.
Old post, but Vonsiatsky was only against anti-Semitism because he didn’t want to go to jail in America.
 
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VOYNISM OUTSIDE THE RUSSIAN STATE

While Boris Savinkov's "National Republicanism" was a uniquely Russian invention, many outside Russia adapted it to their own views. Some of them came to lead pro-Russian states in Europe and otherwise.
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Fritz Dorls, a German nationalist, was a proponent of "National Erneuerungs", or National Renewal. His ideology was a unique, anti-monarchist form of German nationalism, and borrowed from both Voynism and the revolutionary nationalism of the revolutions of 1848.
Following the Second Weltkrieg, Dorls would be instituted as the leader of the Russian-aligned German People's State based in Breslau.
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General Mohammed Siad Barre, leader of the Somalian White Army and President of the Somali People’s Republic.
The son of a Somali tribal leader, Barre would gain an interest in Voynism through the popular leader Mukhtar Mohammad Hussein of the Young Somalia Party. Hussein argued that Voynist Russia was the only western power that was without German influence. He further explained that Ethiopia was a slave to German money, and the only way to fight against it was to ally Germany’s greatest enemy, the Russian State. Barre, who was only 19 at the time, was convinced that Russia’s techniques and ideology were the ideal for Somalia, and ten years later, after studying at the Denikin Military Academy in Petrograd, returned home to found the Somali People’s Party.
The Civil War saw Barre, backed by Russia, victorious over the socialists. His next move was to, with the help of his generals and Russia, declare an end to the monarchy and proclaim the Somali People’s Republic. But while Barre is still fairly popular among Voynists in Africa, he is recognised as a brutal genocidal tyrant by others.
 
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Robert L Backman (1922-2041) (picture on the mid 2000s) was the last living soldier who fought on the US civil war, being conscripted on Utah aged only 16 in 1938, he saw action against the last AUS holodouts in Georgia on the following year
 
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The theatrical release poster for the 1989 Japanese anime movie Neon Genesis: Evangelion. The movie was about humanity's battle against the seemingly omnipotent and otherworldly Angels who seemed dead set on wiping out humanity. The show was praised across the world for its deep symbolism and philosophical plot focusing more on main character Shinji' struggle with growing up. However the movie was banned in Western Pact nations after allegations that the movie was really about the horrors Japan went through in the Hawaiian War with the Angels being stand ins for America and Shinji and his friends the 'heroic Japanese' who gave their life for what was right. While the artist of the manga the movie was based on and the team who made the movie both strongly denied any anti-American messages the movie was still banned in the West until 2005 when it was given a theatrical run in Western cinema and release on Blu Ray and HD-DVD. Before then the only way to view it (legally) in English was through the Canadian dub.
 
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Two soldiers of the 4th Assault Battalion's First Combat Squad raise the Russian flag over the bombed out ruins of the Berlin Reichstag on June 22nd 1941.
 
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Odpor, a photo taken by an unknown bystander which came to symbolize the Bohemian Revolt after its publication of the front page of The Daily Worker.

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Bohemian rebels celebrate around a burned out tank of the 31st Armored Battalion

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Bohemian protesters celebrate the retreat of Austrian troops

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Photo of the 27th Heavy Armored Brigade in Tabor
After the death of Emperor Karl von Hapsburg to an assassins bullet the Empire was left in a state of unease. The status quo which had existed since the late 1930s looked to be on the brink of shattering as the Prime Minister of Hungary denounced Austria as a nation of tyrant, ethnic revolts rocked Ilyria and nationalists took to the streets of Prague . After weeks of unease General Amon Goth marched his troops into Vienna and 'asked' Prime Minister Raab to step aside which he did. Despite protests from Emperor Otto who refused to accept Raab's resignation General Goth began to crack down hard on resistance, starting with Bohemia. With Bohemia being smaller and seemingly easier to tame, Goth hoped that stomping out the rebellion in Bohemia would convince the other Kingdoms to fall back in line. Finally, on August 31st, 1953 troops from the 132nd Brigade marched into Prague as martial law was declared across Bohemia. In the next days protest soldiers from that same Brigade, personally under Goth, fired into a crowd. The crowd surged forward and overwhelmed them despite losses, beating seven men to death as the rest fled. With blood of both sides on the streets of Prague every knew what came next.

Within two days Goth's pride the elite 27th Heavy Armored Brigade moved into Bohemia. Crowds were dispersed with tear gas and gunfire as it moved to Prague on a seemingly unstoppable march. To quote a resident of the city "The dread was like a heavy wool blanket draped over us all". When the 27th reached Prague they gave a single warning, any protests that continued after 9:00 PM, September 4th would be treated as a rebellion. Numerous protests from the Prime Minister of Bohemia Alexander Dubcek fell on deaf ears and just as warned, at 9:10pm on September 4th the 27th Armored Brigade began to clear the streets. Dozens if not hundreds died in the next few days as the city went up in flames. Prime Minister Dubcek fled the city on the 10th after fighting spilled over into the Government quarter and bullets sprayed through windows at Prague Castle. As word spread quickly of the 'Slaughter of the Czechs' Hungary declared the Dual Monarchy to be dissolved and deposed the Imperial Representative in Hungary Istvan Horthy. Thus began the Imperial War.
 
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The theatrical release poster for the 1989 Japanese anime movie Neon Genesis: Evangelion. The movie was about humanity's battle against the seemingly omnipotent and otherworldly Angels who seemed dead set on wiping out humanity. The show was praised across the world for its deep symbolism and philosophical plot focusing more on main character Shinji' struggle with growing up. However the movie was banned in Western Pact nations after allegations that the movie was really about the horrors Japan went through in the Hawaiian War with the Angels being stand ins for America and Shinji and his friends the 'heroic Japanese' who gave their life for what was right. While the artist of the manga the movie was based on and the team who made the movie both strongly denied any anti-American messages the movie was still banned in the West until 2005 when it was given a theatrical run in Western cinema and release on Blu Ray and HD-DVD. Before then the only way to view it (legally) in English was through the Canadian dub.
What would Code Geass be like in KR?
 
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"Who will save the world?"

First Armored elements from the National People's Republic of Russia (Natsional'naya Narodnaya Respublika Rossiya) cross the border into Persia to prop up the Shah's ailing government, to crush so called "syndicalist elements and agitators" leading the disturbances, and to ensure continued Iranian oil flow into the Russian bloc. The invasion, originally a short campaign and subsequent occupation in the Spring of 1982, lead to a prolonged guerrilla war in the mountains and villages of Persia against the indefatigable People's Mujahedin of Iran (Sazman'i Mujahedin-i Khalq-i Iran) and their backers in the Internationale. The war would drag on almost a decade until 1991, when Russian troops were ordered to withdraw combat elements from the country. The Shah's government, left nearly defenseless without the direct support of Moscow, would collapse in 1992 and be replaced with a Syndicalist aligned Popular Republic of Iran.

(My first attempt at photoshopping historical photos, definitely want to improve and make more!)
 
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Part of me think that a victorious CSA would not be using any government buildings of the former United States, and instead, move their capital over to Chicago, to give themselves a clear break from the old regime. While transforming Washington DC's (Which they will most likely rename into something else) government buildings such as the White House and the Capital into museums, sort of like in the amazing 'People's Socialist Atlas' TL:


... Assuming the CSA, especially if they go Totalist/Vanguardist, don't go full 'Year Zero' on the place, denouncing the former United States as a bourgeois republic founded by racist rich white landowners using slavery on stolen native lands, hence, irredeemably evil and needs to be erased from history, as all of their monuments and symbols are inherently counterrevolutionary and oppressive against the working class.

Ending with CSA militiaman dynamiting the Capital Building while burning the Declaration of Independence and the original copy of the US Constitution in a highly choreographed ceremony in front of a film crew invited over from the Commune of France, complete with a children's choir singing the Internationale, the same way that the COF will do to the Brandenburg Gate if they capture Berlin during the Second WK.
 
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